Archive - 2013
Kaidyn Michael Benjamen Collier, infant son of Jennifer Olivas, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Coahoma Cemetery with the Rev. Elwin Collom officiating.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Kaleb Olivas and Kason Olivas; maternal grandparents, Mike and Leeta Collier, both of Coahoma; his maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Collier of Big Spring; and two aunts.
The Big Spring City Council is expected to approve first reading of a ordinance calling for the May 11 municipal general election, as two seats on the council go up for grabs this election season.
The mayoral seat, along with the District 5 seat on the council, will be decided by the May 11 contest.
Incumbent Mayor Tommy Duncan has indicated he will not seek a second term in the office, saying he never intended to serve more than one term in the position.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ ROY GUERRERO CERVANTES JR., 33, of 1304 Nolan, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ RUBEN RODRIQUEZ, 44, of 407 S. Young, was arrested Sunday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ JOSHUA LEE JUNKIN, 25, of 108 Wilson, was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts), speeding and driving while license invalid.
Repps Guitar Jr. 75, of Abilene passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Northâ€™s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bryans Fitzhugh officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 5-7 p.m. in Northâ€™s Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St.
Mr. Guitar was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Big Spring, Texas to Repps and Mary Elizabeth (Hurt) Guitar Sr.
Barbara Ann Eisler, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
Barbara was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Hobbs, N.M., and married Gifford Robert "Bob" Eisler on June 27, 1953, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1980.
Frank Lloyd Sickles, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Jimmy Garrard, 38, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Backed into a corner. That's how Howard College Head Coach Earl Diddle described the Lady Hawks, who have struggled to establish dominance since Western Junior College Athletic Conference play began.
However, on Saturday, HC may have found their rhythm against one of the best team in the conference, defeating South Plains College 54-52 in gritty fashion.
â€śI'm really proud of the way they came back,â€ť Diddle said. â€śThey did a great job defensively, they rebounded the ball â€” their spirit in the second half was really good.â€ť
FORSAN â€” A pair of Forsan student-athletes â€” P.J. Horton and Brendan Roman â€” signed letters of intent to attend Arlington Baptist College on Friday. Roman will be on the private, four-year school's track and field squad, while Horton plans to run track and cross country.
Both seniors are excited to take their athletic ability to the collegiate level.
â€śI chose Arlington Baptist because they told me I would run. I won't have to redshirt. I will be running my freshmen year and the coaches told me if I'm in the top seven on the team, I will go to nationals.â€ť
A few weeks ago, not too many people expected much out of the Steers, who seemed befuddled on the court from the start of District 4-3A, which they opened with four straight losses.
But Head Coach Cliff Thompson insisted it was just a phase his squad was going through while they found their identity.
Apparently, they found it.
Big Spring has won four of their last six games, including a thrilling win over Greenwood last week and Friday's season-ending, 74-54 rout of Sweewater.